BSA Troop 101 ~ Northboro MA

April 23, 2014    

Welcome to Troop 101's Scouting program. We meet Thursdays from 7-8:30pm at Trinity Church (23 Main St.).

Be sure to check out our calendar and the Troop 101 News section below for all of our Upcoming 2013 / 2014 events. As always, don't hesitate to contact us any time.

Also, check out the Registration Tab (top horizontal menu) for the latest in online activity sign-ups. This page will be updated as permission slips become available.

Important Dates

  Washington DC
  April, 2014

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Scout Closet
   Hi Parents, Just a reminder that I am available for scout purchases and trade ins anytime by phone or email. You can also use the scout closet order form to order the items you would like and I will bag them up and get them to your son at the following weeks meeting

I do work from home so I am happy to help you out on off times as well. We have a number of used items available right now and are looking for more. If you have outgrown scout items at your home we hope you will consider donating them to our recycling program. In return we will issue you a small credit to be used for your own scout closet purchases. We are looking for Class B’s, uniform shirts, pants and shorts, hiking boots, scout hats, and anything else you think might help another scout. When donating please put in a bag with your sons full name so I can issue them their scout closet bucks. Thank you to everyone who has been sending things in!

I will be at the parent meeting on the 13th for both purchases and donations.

***We are now also trying to help cub scout troops in town. If you have any cub scout uniform items you can donate it would be greatly appreciated there are some boys in town currently in need!

Thank you!
Sherry Clark

Upcoming Events
Washington DC April 24-27, 2014. Visit the National Mall to see the memorials and monuments….. Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, King, Roosevelt, Vietnam, Korean, and (of course) the Boy Scouts of America….. just to name a few. With the help of Congressman McGovern, we will tour the Capital Building and the White House. Let’s not forget visits to the Smithsonian Museums, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum in Virginia. Parents are welcome to join us and share this experience with their scout.

West Point Invitational Camporee Mah 2-4, 2014.Friday, May 2nd (leaving early Friday morning - a day of school will be missed) Assemble at Trinity Church at 6:15AM SHARP. We will travel to West Point and arrive at approximately 11:00 a.m. We will tour West Point and then head to Camp Buckner for the hike to Lake Frederick and the Camporee. The hike over Bull Hill is a challenging 5-mile hike leading from the parking area to the campsite. Please bring appropriate footgear and equipment. We will return to Trinity Church on Sunday, May 4th around 5:30pm.

Nickerson/Cape Cod Rail Trail Cycling Trip May 16-18, 2014. Join us for two nights of camping and cycling on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. It is estimated that everyone will bike approximately 25 miles. Those who qualify will have an opportunity to bike 50 miles! Assemble at Trinity Church on Friday, May 16th at 4:30 PM SHARP. Eat dinner at home before arriving. Feel free to bring a snack for the road. We will be returning on Sunday, May 18th at approximately 2:00 PM.

Whitewater Rafting June 22, 2014. Day Trip. Whitewater Rafting Crab Apple Whitewater, Charlemont, MA. This is a day trip. Assemble at Trinity Church at 6:30AM SHARP. We need to be at Crab Apple by 9:00am. Will be done on the river by 4:30pm and will return back to Trinity Church around 7:30pm.

Summer Camp    July 20 - July 25, 2014 Camp Resolute in Bolton, Massachusetts. We hope your son is excited to attend the Troop's Summer Camp this year. We will be attending summer camp at Camp Resolute in Bolton, MA from Sunday July 20th to Friday July 25th. We strongly encourage scouts of all ages (both new and the more seasoned scouts) to attend. This is a great time for scouts to relax and have fun while spending the week with their friends swimming, joking around the camp fire and working on merit badges and their rank advancement. Eagle Scouts from the troop often reflect on their best memories of scouting being at summer camp. Please don't miss out on this great adventure of a lifetime.

Required Actions/Forms/Fees: The following is required to register your scout for Summer camp at Camp Resolute.
  1. Sign-up for Camp online.
  2. Complete the Troops Summer Camp Permission Slip.
  3. Complete the Camp Resolute Parent Authorization Form
  4. Camp Fee (See Parent Handout Reference Chart). Make check made payable to "BSA Troop 101 Northboro"
  5. Complete the Campership Application (If applying for financial assistance only.)
  6. Submit a current Medical Form - 2014 or 2012 printing - Revision 9/2012 (Sections A, B & C). (Note: Due to Massachusetts state regulations governing overnight camps, the camp has a strict policy concerning health forms. The scout medical form must have the correct revision level, the form must be signed by a licensed physician with a date that is valid through the last day of camp. For any questions, please contact me or the troops medical officer for clarification.)
  7. Sign up for Camp Merit Badges May 10 at Trinity Church.
  8. Reference Summer Camp Packing list

Baden-Powell thought for the day:
The boy is not governed by don't, but is led by do.

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